THE Sierra Club’s Broken Moral CompassPosted: December 27, 2014
The Sierra Club took fossil fuel money. Lots of it. How dare it falsely accuse other people of doing this.
Almost exactly a year ago, Time magazine revealed that the Sierra Club had secretly taken
over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from… Chesapeake Energy – one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S…. [backup link]
Time’s environmental activist reporter, Bryan Walsh, tried his best to spin the story. He portrayed America’s “oldest environmental group” as a passive victim to which embarrassing things just happen.
You see, the Sierra Club doesn’t make strategic decisions with its eyes wide open. Its well-paid executives didn’t calculate, assess, weigh the pros and cons, and then pursue a course of action for which that organization deserves to be held morally answerable.
According to Walsh’s account, the poor little Sierra Club merely sashays through life until one…
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